A Conversation On Abstract Art

‘A Dialogue: Finite/Infinite’ is a montage of abstract art by two artists on display at the Daira Centre for Arts and Culture

Published: 24th November 2014 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2014 06:18 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Initiating a conversation about pure art that represents music is the underlying concept of the abstract art exhibition ‘A Dialogue: Finite/Infinite’ at Daira Centre for Arts and Culture.

As abstract art is something that evokes a lot of questions on part of the viewer, the exhibition also provides a platform to speak with the Bhopal-based artist Akhilesh and Gita from Chennai.

The two artists seek to encourage the audience to ask questions and their reactions about this form of art which is looked upon with suspicion. Towards this, a dialogue was arranged between the artists and the audience which was moderated by Varunika Saraf.

Speaking on the occasion, Akhilesh said, “To me form in the painting is always abstract; be it an appearance of a cow or maybe any other unknown form appearing or breathing for the first time onto the canvas. Forms in abstract paintings remain dormant and unknown as they have no other function in the life circle. On the contrary, in the humdrum of human life forms are labeled and majorly have a function-man, woman, horse to name a few.”

This show is about the immense possibilities available to artists working under the genre of pure arts. Like music-abstract art has in it the quality to touch the inner chords of human emotions. The audience merely needs to look within and around their matrix to recollect their own emotions regarding colour and form.

Gita in her work creates nuances of female forms, architecture, and musical instruments said, “My work in this show takes after crimson colour inspired by vermilion textures in temple walls. These abstractions at times extend to suggest a female form, architecture, musical instruments or some combination of these elements. They simultaneously explore colour, texture, line and form, not as juxtapositions or layers but as integral to one another. I make documentaries on artists and regard film-making as an extension of fine arts.”

The exhibition also features film screenings of Firstlight-The Art of Suriyamoorthy and Cosmic Blue - The Art of Chantal Gowa (French Artist) directed by Gita. The montage of abstract art concludes on November 29.

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